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Arthritis & Rheumatologic Conditions


An arthrogram is a test done to look inside a joint for injuries or other problems.

COVID-19 and Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) causes inflammation throughout the body. Doctors are trying to find out how these symptoms are related to COVID-19 infection.

Enthesitis-Related Juvenile Arthritis

Enthesitis-related juvenile idiopathic arthritis causes inflammation where tendons and ligaments connect to bones. Treatments can help with symptoms, so children can live a full and active life.


The chronic condition fibromyalgia causes widespread pain in the muscles, joints, and other areas of the body. Lifestyle changes and other strategies can help kids who have it feel better.

Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (HSP)

Most kids who develop this inflammation of the blood vessels (marked by a raised red and purple rash) make a full recovery and have no long-term problems.


Inflammation is one way the body reacts to infection, injury, or other medical conditions. Many things can cause it.

Jumper's Knee

Jumper's knee is an overuse injury that happens when frequent jumping, running, and changing direction damages the patellar tendon.

Juvenile Dermatomyositis

Juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) is an autoimmune disease that makes muscles, skin, and sometimes other organs become inflamed or damaged.

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a group of disorders that cause arthritis (stiff, swollen, painful joints) in children.


Lupus is known as an autoimmune disease in which a person's immune system mistakenly works against the body's own tissues.